As the holiday season marches on, sweet treat can be found anywhere and everywhere. But don’t forget the original sweet treat – fruit! Often known as nature’s candy, fruit is a delicious and satisfying treat. This is especially true of the raspberry. Whether in a recipe or by itself, raspberries can be enjoyed year-round. As you snack on these sweets, check out these facts about the fruit.

  1. Raspberries originally come from Turkey.
  2. Russia produces the greatest number of raspberries in the world.
  3. There are more than 200 species of the fruit.
  4. The fruit is related to blackberries and roses.
  5. Red raspberries are the most widely known. But depending on the variety, the fruit can also be purple, gold, or black.
  6. Gold raspberries are the sweetest.
  7. The fruit grows best with fertile, well-drained soil.
  8. Raspberry plants start to produce fruit during the second year.
  9. Each plant can produce a few hundred raspberries per year.
  10. The fruit is often crossed with other berries to produce a new species. For example, raspberries were crossed with the blackberry to create the loganberry.
  11. Scotland is famous for growing raspberries. A train called the Raspberry Special ran from Scotland to London in the 1950s.


Written by: Abigail Tomalewski, Marketing Assistant

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